Who were your favorite fighters who never really went that far?

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Ajose Olusegun for me. Finally got his shot in America late in his career but ultimately just wasn't good enough. Genuinely thought he would have went further.
 
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Ajose Olusegun for me. Finally got his shot in America late in his career but ultimately just wasn't good enough. Genuinely thought he would have went further.
I remember him getting a fair amount of buzz back in the day. Similar to Mike Perez
 
May 22, 2013
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Alexeev was a favourite of mine, thought he was dynamite. Turns out he wasn’t.

Cristian Mijares never achieved what I thought he could, loved watching him.
Wasn’t Mijares once rated on the pound for pound list?

I don’t know much at all about him other than when Vic Darchinyan beat him it was a great win.

Looking at boxers, Multiple time and unified world champ, I don’t know if he really belongs on a list of guys who “never really went that far”
 
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Dean Francis - British super middleweight, was a rising young prospect along with Calzaghe at the time, but dislocated his shoulder in a fight and was never the same afterwards and basically became a one armed fighter for the remainder of his career.

Dereck Chisora - Let be honest he's a gate keeper/dangerman, good enough to cause the odd upset but always loses at the top level. Chisora is my favourite active heavyweight.

Emanuel Augustus - The drunken master himself, nobody like him, never seen anyone do the moves he'd pull off mid fight. Shame he had pillows for fists and didn't have better management.
 

hazza

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Sep 2, 2013
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davarryl 'touch of sleep' williamson.

anyone remember him?

another young hw i remember is julian letterlough.

i just googled him up and he died in 2005.

a shame, he was a good entertaining fighter.

fuck man i've been out of the states too long, i miss being able to see these guys on espn for free.

in australia our boxing tv coverage is like zero.
 
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Danny Williams

A talented but hit and miss fighter. Was in some great scraps at domestic level and of course his signature moment a win over a past prime Tyson. Won a fight with a dislocated shoulder. It's really sad to see how far he has fallen.

Choi that Mongolian lad who was fighting out of the UK, he was in some excellent fights, great style to watch.

Ovi McKenzie lovely guy and was always dangerous because of his power, I was gutted he didn't win his world title fight but he gave it some effort.
 
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"Ice Man" Vernon Paris a Detroit fighter that used the Philly shell and wasn't afraid to let his hands go. Was shot 3 times and stabbed once in the chest which collapsed a lung

His best performance was probably his stoppage win over Tim Coleman



Unfortunately he was schooled and stopped by an old Zab Judah which shows you there are levels to the game.

Last i heard he spent 125 days in jail for breaking a guys jaw for allegedly flashing his niece, ko'd a journeyman and faded into Bolivia
 
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I don't think I ever outright believed he'd win a world title but I enjoyed John Duddy's career. Was in some good fights and was a decent name in the sport but just didn't have the talent to go to the next level.

Andy Lee at one point was probably my favourite fighter. Manny Steward fuckin loved the bloke and had one shot KO power. Lee won a title eventually in another come from behind knockout win but I believe his real ability never showed in the ring. Not saying he was a hidden genius or anything but I believe Lee was one of those who was far better in the gym sparring than he was under the lights.
 
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Felix Verdejo for me. He is still quiet young but expected to be further on in his career at this stage.
 

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The way I see it, by the time you've challenged for a world title, even if you were completely outdone, you've already gone pretty fokin' far. You can have a drink on that for the rest of your life. But I know what you mean anyway. I quite liked Seth Mitchell actually. I was hoping he'd go farther. I'm going to go with Sebastian Lujan, Gregorio Peralta, Tony Thompson, Darren Barker, LIbrado Andrade, Emanuel Augustus, Micky Ward, Bryant Jennings, Del Rodriguez, so many of those guys. Any of them could've sprung a random major title win at some point, but I don't think any of them did. Possibly skipped over someone getting a "regular" title or something, I don't remember any of them doing it.
 
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The way I see it, by the time you've challenged for a world title, even if you were completely outdone, you've already gone pretty fokin' far. You can have a drink on that for the rest of your life. But I know what you mean anyway. I quite liked Seth Mitchell actually. I was hoping he'd go farther. I'm going to go with Sebastian Lujan, Gregorio Peralta, Tony Thompson, Darren Barker, LIbrado Andrade, Emanuel Augustus, Micky Ward, Bryant Jennings, Del Rodriguez, so many of those guys. Any of them could've sprung a random major title win at some point, but I don't think any of them did. Possibly skipped over someone getting a "regular" title or something, I don't remember any of them doing it.

Andrade was robbed to fuck against Bute. Farcical refeering.
 
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Andrade was robbed to fuck against Bute. Farcical refeering.
His chin in the Kessler fight was something else, Kessler was a monster puncher and he beat Andrade from pillar to post with flush shots the whole fight, he was deceptively good at rolling with punches
 
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